ARCH honoured with Pat Worth Award!
On October 17, 2020, People First of Canada presented ARCH with the Pat Worth Award. ARCH is so honoured and grateful for this prestigious and humbling recognition. This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Inclusion Movement in Canada.
Over ARCH’s 40 year history, we are proud to have partners like People First of Canada who are leaders in advancing the voice of persons labelled with intellectual disabilities, and is an incredibly important partner and ally in the work that we do at ARCH. Our partnership with People First of Canada has been so important for us to advance disability rights and the “Nothing About Us, Without Us” credo. Receiving this award is particularly meaningful for ARCH because of our connection with Pat. In the 1980s, Pat worked at ARCH as an institutional advocate, providing rights training for people with disabilities living in institutions. Today, we continue to build upon Pat’s legacy by advocating for equality, inclusion and accessibility for people labelled with intellectual disabilities.
To be recognized by an award honouring Pat Worth’s legacy is truly humbling.
On behalf of all of us at ARCH Disability Law Centre, we are so grateful and sincerely thankful to People First of Canada for this honour and recognition.